Alternative Energy

Alternative energy news, and information about renewable energy technologies.

Battery Technology | Electric Cars | Solar Power | Transportation

solar-car

Solar Team Great Britain has started a kickstarter page to help fund their design for entry in the 2017 World Solar Challenge. Founder Steven Heape leads a team of volunteers from many different disciplines, companies and universities working on a family-sized solar car to compete in the cruiser class. “Cruiser Class is about two or […]

Author: AENews
Posted: January 25, 2017, 8:03 am
Energy Inventions | Future Technology | Solar Power

beta-ray-generator

German Architect Andre Broessel believes he has a solution that can “squeeze more juice out of the sun”, even during the night hours and in low-light regions. His company Rawlemon has created a spherical sun power generator prototype called the beta.ray. His technology will combine spherical geometry principles with a dual axis tracking system, allowing […]

Author: AENews
Posted: April 13, 2015, 11:35 am
Fuel Cells | Hydrogen Fuel | Public Transit | Transportation

hydrogen-tram

In an effort to reduce China’s harmful and plentiful greenhouse gas emissions, Chinese company Sifang (a subsidiary of China South Rail Corporation) has developed the world’s first hydrogen powered tram. The tram took two years of research and development to complete, and will be powered entirely by hydrogen fuel cells. Since this is a tram […]

Author: AENews
Posted: April 9, 2015, 7:55 am
Environment and Sustainability | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar Power

WaterNest-Solar-Panels

Designed by renowned Italian architect Giancarlo Zema and produced by EcoFloLife, the WaterNest 100 is an eco-friendly floating housing unit. The 100 square meter residential units are made of up to 98% recycled materials; including the laminate timber and aluminum hull. Skylights, balconies and large windows encircle the dwelling, allowing for efficient lighting and beautiful […]

Author: AENews
Posted: April 2, 2015, 8:05 am
Hydro Power | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar Power

floating-solar-pv

Since 2011, French Company Ciel & Terre has been developing large-scale floating solar solutions. Their innovative Hydrelio Floating PV system allows standard PV panels to be installed on large bodies of water such as: drinking water reservoirs, quarry lakes, irrigation canals, remediation and tailing ponds, and hydro electric dam reservoirs. This simple and affordable alternative […]

Author: AENews
Posted: April 1, 2015, 8:35 am

Solar Energy News -- ScienceDaily

Solar Energy Information. Read the latest news and techniques for efficient solar photovoltaic power, new solar energy systems and more.

Researchers have made an important design discovery that could dramatically improve the performance of a key material used to coat touch screens and other devices.
Posted: September 17, 2019, 2:06 pm
Scientists have developed organic solar cells optimized to convert ambient indoor light to electricity. The power they produce is low, but is probably enough to feed the millions of products that the internet of things will bring online.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 2:19 pm
An inexpensive thermoelectric device harnesses the cold of space without active heat input, generating electricity that powers an LED at night, researchers report.
Posted: September 12, 2019, 3:10 pm
The International Energy Agency has dubbed increased global cooling demand as one of the most critical blind spots in today's energy debate.
Posted: September 11, 2019, 2:15 pm
Solar cells that use mixtures of organic molecules to absorb sunlight and convert it to electricity, that can be applied to curved surfaces such as the body of a car, could be a step closer thanks to a discovery that challenges conventional thinking about one of the key components of these devices.
Posted: September 11, 2019, 11:41 am

Wind Energy News -- ScienceDaily

Wind Energy Information. From offshore wind turbines to understanding wind turbulence, learn all about using the wind to our advantage. Also, wind testing buildings.

Europe has the capacity to produce more than 100 times the amount of energy it currently produces through onshore windfarms, new analysis has revealed.
Posted: August 14, 2019, 12:12 pm
Advances in adapting the technology and better methods for predicting wind conditions have fanned significant growth of the use of wind turbines for electricity in the last 40 years. A new report takes stock of where the field is now and what lies ahead. Researchers surveyed the growth of wind technology as a source of renewable energy and assessed its viability for continuing to capture larger shares of the electricity market.
Posted: August 13, 2019, 3:22 pm
A new study finds that if less than 1% of agricultural land was converted to solar panels, it would be sufficient to fulfill global electric energy demand.
Posted: August 8, 2019, 4:38 pm
Advanced simulations have solved a problem in turbulent fluid flow that could lead to more efficient turbines and engines.
Posted: July 25, 2019, 1:18 pm
Scientists have developed a very stable battery cell that can directly convert heat into electricity, thus finally providing a way for exploiting geothermal energy in a sustainable way.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 3:03 am
Researchers have discovered a new high performance and safe battery material (LTPS) capable of speeding up charge and discharge to a level never observed so far. Practically, if the first tests are confirmed, this new material could be used in the batteries of the future with better energy storage, faster charge and discharge and higher safety targeting many uses from smartphones, to electric bicycle and cars.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 4:26 pm
One of the big issues with sustainable energy systems is how to store electricity that's generated from wind, solar and waves. At present, no existing technology provides large-scale storage and energy retrieval for sustainable energy at a low financial and environmental cost. Engineered electroactive microbes could be part of the solution.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 5:02 pm
Researchers who analyzed AirBnB rental data before and after construction of the Block Island Wind Farm have found that, contrary to some concerns, the turbines have been linked with increased tourism on the island.
Posted: May 6, 2019, 7:01 pm
Using a dense sensor network that scanned the United States between 2003 and 2014, researchers have identified areas within the country marked by a persistent seismic signal caused by industrial processes.
Posted: April 26, 2019, 5:00 pm
Solar panels and wind turbines coupled with energy storage offer a better hope for tackling climate change than trying to capture carbon from fossil fuel power stations, according to new research. New research shows that resources that would be spent on developing and installing carbon capture technologies would be better invested in creating more solar panels and wind turbines and focusing on developing energy storage options to support these instead.
Posted: April 8, 2019, 3:40 pm

SolarFeeds Magazine

Better ways to market solar energy

Solar power in Europe is getting boosted by the increasing production of the largest solar projects or solar power plants. …
Author: Sumit Chakrabarti
Posted: September 18, 2019, 12:08 pm
According to the International Energy Agency, between 2015 to 2020, solar panels will be responsible for adding two-thirds of the …
Author: Marco Di Brino
Posted: September 17, 2019, 1:20 pm
The solar energy market in the world is about to reach 137.5 GW capacity in 2019! It is huge progress …
Author: Sumit Chakrabarti
Posted: September 16, 2019, 6:12 pm
Are you a solar panel system installer or user and thinking about how you can monitor solar energy production and …
Author: Sumit Chakrabarti
Posted: September 16, 2019, 5:24 pm
If you are in the solar industry, you may have already known that solar farms or plants can last 20 …
Author: Sumit Chakrabarti
Posted: September 13, 2019, 3:49 pm
Frameless solar panels, also known as ‘glass-on-glass’ modules, are an aesthetically pleasing variant of the traditional solar panel. When installed, …
Author: Shantanu Ayachit
Posted: September 12, 2019, 4:27 pm